Naveen files nomination papers from Hinjili

Berhampur: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik filed his nomination papers from Hinjili constituency on Wednesday for the upcoming Assembly elections as official candidate of the Biju Janata Dal (BJD). Patnaik, who happens to be the president of BJD, filed the nomination papers for the fifth term from Hinjili. Patnaik represents Hinjili constituency and has been winning […]

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CM to file nomination papers for Hinjili Assembly seat tomorrow

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister and BJD president Naveen Patnaik will file nomination papers for Hinjli Assembly constituency at Chhatrapur tomorrow. Hinjli goes to the polls on April 18 in Phase two for which Gazette notification was issued by the Election Commission on Tuesday. After reaching at the helipad at 9.30 am, Patnaik will visit to the […]

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Kandhamal MP Pratyusha hints at contesting as independent

Bhubaneswar/Kandhamal: After BJD declared Achyuta Samanta as its candidate for Kandhamal Lok Sabha seat, sitting MP Pratyusha Rajeshwari Singh on Tuesday said now she wants to contest from Nayagarh Assembly constituency and hinted at contesting election as an independent candidate if denied ticket. “I want to contest from Nayagarh Assembly constituency, now. If ticket is […]

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BJD announces first list of candidates, Naveen to contest from Hinjili and Bijepur

Bhubaneswar: The Biju Janata Dal (BJD) on Monday declared its first list of candidates for nine Lok Sabha seats and 54 Assembly segments. BJD president and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, who is seeking for a fifth-term in office, will contest from two Assembly constituencies – Bijepur in Bargarh apart from Hinjili in Ganjam district. Patnaik […]

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1st phase elections: Notification issued for four Lok Sabha, 28 Assembly seats

Bhubaneswar: The Gazette notification for holding elections in four Lok Sabha seats and 28 Assembly segments in the first phase on April 11 was issued on Monday. The first phase polls to four Lok Sabha seats in Kalahandi, Nabarangpur, Berhampur and Koraput will be held on April 11 along with 28 Assembly constituencies – Nuapada, Khariar, […]

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Naveen may contest from Bijepur

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister and Biju Janata Dal (BJD) president Naveen Patnaik may contest from Bijepur Assembly constituency in Bargarh district, sources said. Today, Patnaik said that he was ‘seriously considering’ a proposal of leaders from western Odisha to contest from their region. After his party’s thumping victory in the Bijepur byelection in February last year, […]

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CM Naveen Patnaik likely to contest from western Odisha on ‘public demand’

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister and Biju Janata Dal (BJD) president Naveen Patnaik may contest Assembly election from western Odisha on ‘public demand.’ Today several heavyweight BJD leaders, including almost all the party MPs, MLAs and people from different walks of life from western Odisha met Patnaik at Naveen Niwas here and requested him to contest Assembly […]

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A day after quitting Congress, Salipur MLA Prakash Behera joins BJP

Bhubaneswar: A day after resigning from Congress, Salipur MLA Prakash Behera on Sunday joined the BJP in New Delhi. Behera, who was for the first time elected from Salipur segment of Cuttack district in 2014 on Congress ticket, was inducted to party fold by Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, party’s national vice-president Baijayant Panda, party Odisha […]

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Preetinanda quits BJD, likely to follow her father Damodar’s footstep

Bhubaneswar: Preetinanda Routray, former corporator of Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) and daughter of former BJD Minister Damodar Rout, on Saturday resigned from BJD ahead of elections. She is likely to follow her father’s footstep and join BJP soon. Routray quit the party citing personal reasons and sent the resignation letter to party president and Chief […]

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Nabarangpur MP Balabhadra Majhi joins BJP

Bhubaneswar: Nabarangpur MP Balabhadra Majhi, who resigned from the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) on Thursday, joined BJP on Saturday in New Delhi. He joined the saffron party in the presence of Union Ministers Jual Oram, Dharmendra Pradhan, party national vice president Baijayant Panda, party Odisha in-charge Arun Singh. He resigned the Naveen Patnaik-led BJD amid […]

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